Supporters of the Sri Lankan government marching in Colombo
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Sri Lanka protests against proposed UN resolution

16 March 2012 Last updated at 01:16 GMT

Sri Lankan government supporters have held a rally to protest against US plans to table a resolution critical of the country at the UN Human Rights Council.

Thousands marched through Colombo to show their support for the government in the face of alleged violations of international law dating from the civil war.

Charles Haviland reports from Colombo.